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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Little girl big hat...

Some of the wonderful artwork by Jehanne Silva-Freimane the artist behind Just Some Lines are for sale as clear stamps at the Treasured Times Rubber Stamp Store.

I created this fun card using the Little Girl Big hat image:

For my card I thought it would be fun to paper piece this cutie.  I first decided on these wonderful pattern papers from Lilian Ellaboudy's Turquoise and yellow paper pack.

I chose one of the designs; the top left most pattern and printed the image onto the pattern paper.  I then printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored the areas that would not be covered with paper with my Copic markers.  Once I was happy with her hair; skin and the flowers I moved on to assemble the card.  I then printed the bottom right pattern to use on my card also.  I then fussy cut the pieces of pattern paper that I wanted to use; the dress and the ribbon on the hat.  I also printed the image onto cardstock that I color matched to the blue in the pattern design so that the hat and shoes would be the same color blue as the blue in the pattern of the dress.  Once all the pieces were added to the image I added some shadows using my Copic.

I love being able to use digital papers to paper piece and just think images like this lend themselves to well to being paper pieced!  Be sure to check out all of Lilian Ellaboudy's amazing digital papers in her Etsy or Online store!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Holiday Chi Chi greetings...

Today I'm sharing this cute card I made to get a jump on holiday card making using this darling girl from the Joyful Seasons stamp set.

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then paper pieced the card base using scraps from my craft room.  I think she is soooo sweet and am so excited that I have another holiday card done!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Christmas
Treasured Times - Challenge #27 Anything Goes
Little Claire's Designs - Christmas

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sugar Nellie guest designer

Today I am lucky to be sharing with you a few cards that I created as a part of my guest designer spot on the Sugar Nellie blog.

This first card features a new Girl image that will be available in November.  

I started my project by first deciding on the color scheme and decided that I wanted to back her with this wonderful pattern paper from Fancy Pants from their Park Bench line. I colored her using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I used chalk for the very light background color and added the rubon sentiment from my stash. I then fussy cut the image and first matched it with some blue cardstock and then to the card base that was covered with the floral print pattern paper.

The second card uses the adorable Golfbuddy image. I colored the main image using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils. The background is created using chalk. I then added the sentiment rubon. I mounted the colored image onto two layers of cardstock. The flower and button were added and the card was complete.

I really enjoyed working with their fabulous digital images.  Be sure to check out their blog and the funky kits online store for more fabulous paper-crafting products!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Come stamp with me....Focus on Stamping Anything Goes challenge at Red Rubber Inspirationals

I'm up again this week on the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog with another round of Focus on Stamping Anything Goes.  So be sure to pull out your stamps and join in the fun.  As long as the focus of your project is can submit anything.  Please be sure to put in your writeup what the stamping images you are using are.

For my project this week I decided to get started on my holiday cards...(I know for those of you that know me...this may come as a shock and you may think someone else is posting on my blog, but's true...)

I started out stamping the Let It Snow image onto white cardstock.

I then used colored the image lightly with the smallest number of pink, purple, and blue copics in my collection.  I also added some grey and blue to the snow areas.  I then added versamark ink along the edges of the stamped image and embossed silver along it.  I used the same silver on the edge of the black cardstock I matted the stamped image with.  I added the small white dots to the cardstock to look like snowflakes.  I then mounted the stack onto my white card base.  I finished the card with some clear Wink of Stella along the snowflakes and snowdrifts in the stamped image.

So...please consider joining my challenge this week...and seriously this is like my 3 holiday card so far this year...strange I know...  :o)

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle - embossing 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drippy wet Wednesday...

Well fall is here in the Pacific Northwest and that means the rainy season is upon us...drip, drip, drip...

It also means pumpkin carving....falling leaves...and of course Halloween costumes...

For my project this week I thought it would be fun to turn one of my favorite Chi Chi Memories characters into a ghoulish greeting....

I started with the Cheerful Girl (or Ghoul in this case) image:

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils....isn't she ghoulishly fun!!!  The pattern paper is from my stash as is that little thought bubble which came off some of the oldest pattern paper in my craft room...the company isn't even around anymore...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lawnscaping - Halloween

Monday, October 20, 2014

Path of Positivity Mid-challenge post - Courage

Our theme this month on the Path of Positivity blog is Courage.  What does courage mean to you?  What does courage look like?

For my mid-challenge project I selected this wonderful Daisies image set to work with from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The image is beautiful and the sentiments are fabulous.

When deciding what to create I knew that I wanted the flowers colors to represent two toned beauties.  Flowers in nature must endure great change from seed to flora and are rarely a single solid color, but made up of many colors.  I then decided which sentiment I wanted to use from this set.

I printed the main image and one of the sentiments onto white cardstock.  I then trimmed the sentiment circle using scissors.  I then colored the main image using my Copic markers; focusing on the hues being at least two toned on each flower and leaf.  I then inked the edges of the image and the circle.  I added the main image to my card base and the sentiment was added using foam tape for dimension.

I chose this sentiment as a reminder to myself to truly "Embrace every Season of your life".  It is so easy to get into a routine and to miss out on what is going on around you.  Especially if you are facing difficult times.  It take great courage to face problems head on and deal with them; especially the ones that are not easy.    So this sentiment to me is a reminder to face and embrace the seasons of good as well as those of bad that are a part of life.

What does courage mean to you?  Create a project that is a visual representation of what courage means to you, what it looks like to you, or who has been courageous that inspires you...tell us about your project and link it up on the Path of Positivity blog.

This month our fabulous sponsor is Sparkle N Sprinkle and they have some wonderful prizes available to three lucky particpants.

Sparkle N Sprinkle is the sole sponsor for this challenge:  They are offering up three prizes for this challenge, which will be:
  • Three digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • Three digital images for a project or post that best displays the concept of courage in a creation meant for a breast cancer survivor (since it is breast cancer awareness month).
There will also  be:
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Time again for another Chi Chi Memories Wednesday post!  This week I am showing you the cute new release image Delightful Day:

For my card I first printed her onto white cardstock and colored her with my Copics.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I used this wonderful paper from the Old World Paper Pad I won from Paper House Productions to add to my card front and popped the image up using foam tape; it really makes her look like she's jumping in this scene!  I added this wonderful rubon from my stash to the top to finish off the creation.

I just think this image is darling!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional CAS)... my card is CAS because it only has the girl image, rubon, and pattern paper background.
Come and Get it Challenges - Women/Girls having fun
The Craft Place - Girls but no PINK

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet Stamps fun

I'm a guest designer for Sweet Stamps for October and last week on their challenge blog I shared this card created using the Holiday Sparkles Duo stamp set:

I stamped the sentiment and small image onto the bottom right corner on my cardstock.  I then used chalk to color the entire cardstock piece.  I then diecut this wonderful snowflake from blue cardstock and then added it to the chalked cardstock using a silver brad.  I then added glitter to the center of the small image.

I then used a glue pen to edge my card base with glue dragging it through this wonderful blue glitter to accentuate the edges of my card.  The entire panel was then added to a card base.

This week I created this card for their KRAFT challenge using their beautiful Queen Anne's Wildflowers image:

For my card I started with a Kraft card base. I inked the edges of the card using black ink.  I then stamped the image onto another piece of kraft using black ink.  I then inked the edges of that cardstock piece.  I then backed it onto black cardstock and added the stack to my card base.  I then used a white chalk pencil to add detail marks to the stamped image and outline the smaller kraft piece on the black cardstock.

There is still time for you to pull out some of your crafting supplies and take part in the KRAFT challenge.  Be sure to link up your project on this blog post here.

Happy crafting!!!  Lynda

Saturday, October 11, 2014

All about the scraps

So...I took part in a local crafty garage sale this weekend.  In the process of going through all my things I decided I should start to use up my I created this fun card using all leftovers from previous projects:

I'm quite happy with how it turned out...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Winnie & Walter Pattern Play with Shay challenge

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Monochromatic color fun this week...

This week our theme at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog is Monochromatic stamping.

What is monochromatic?  It means having or consisting of one color or hue.  So coloring your stamped image within the same color family...all pinks...all greens...

For my cards I decided to keep my design super simple and use a single stamped image.  This week I am using the Butterfly Swirl cling stamped image:

This stamp lends itself well to being colored in various ways.  My first card features a purple monochromatic color scheme:

My second card features a pink monochromatic color scheme:

As you can see, the card designs are similar and a monochromatic design creates a wonderful variety of outcomes using the same image.

I hope you will take my challenge and link up your project to the Red Rubber Inspirational blog post here before October 15 at midnight!  Remember your project MUST feature a stamped image as the focus and be sure to write about what the image is in your post.

Happy crafting...Lynda